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in washington. >> history is unfolding right now and the vatican city. pope benedict the sixth thing is in his final hours of his tenure. we will have a live report coming up in the next half hour. >> our top story, a city is still in mourning. police officers and santabe back on the job this morning one day after taking time off to mourn the loss of two fellow officers. the officers were shot and killed while investigating a convicted sex offender on tuesday. kron 4 will tran is live at the santa cruz police department. >> i will show you the lobby and a sign was just posted this stated that the public cannot go inside due to the lobby being closed. they are waiting for these officers to come to work. they have never had a police officer killed in a line of duty. as far as the memorial, it continues to grow. people have stopped by eager to read the signs, the messages, or to drop off flowers. both of officers leave behind children. there are a lot of condolences that are going on. there are a lot of words that are being said and it is very emotional. >> we're having a little bit a problem
the pontiff gave his last sunday blessing from the vatican. the pope delivered his final message from his apartment window to an estimated 100,000 people in st. peters square. he told the crowd he will take up a life of prayer and meditation to, quote, continue serving the church. benedict announced earlier this month that he will retire on february 28 due to failing health. that final blessing comes amid a sharp rebuke from the vatican over italian news reports alleging the pontiff is retiring over a gay sex scandal and the continuing child sex abuse process. one bay area monsignor even spoke about it during mass this morning. >> reporter: parishioners filled the cathedral for mass. lent was on the minds of many. but so was the departure of pope benedict xvi. >> i felt we really needed to be in church today and pray for the best solution for our leaders and for the pope. >> reporter: benedict cited failing health as his reason for stepping down, the first time in six centuries a pope has done so. but two major italian newspapers claim that the pontiff wanted to distance himself from an a
in the shooting death of a riverside police officer that brings the death penalty. >> the vatican is admitting pope benedict had a pacemaker for years and he underwent secret surgery throw months ago to replace the battery. the vatican says pope benedict will not take part in choosing the successor. he appointed most of the cardinals would will choose the next pope with the largest bloc coming from europe. in the bay area many who gather for mass last night prayed for the pope. some students hope the next pontiff opens a dialogue on issues such as married priests and same-sex marriage. >> i believe in a lot of the traditions and stands we have in the church but we need to move forward. >> i don't know about women priests but more respect and authority and power for the women in the church, the laywomen and the nuns and sisters. >> the pope resigns february 28 and the vatican hopes to have a new pope by easter, a month later. >> the white house confirms that president obama will talk about north korea's latest nuclear test in the state of the union address. right new, the united states security
this morning, pope benedict is making the last appearance in vatican city before he officially steps down tomorrow. tens of thousands geared to hear him this morning and we are talking to the faithful with our reporter live from rome. nick? >> good morning, kristen. a historic day in rome, the first time since the middle ages a pope decided to stay goodbye. he told all the tens of thousands of people, "the church has eye and light," and he admitted the church has gone through difficult times. >> the final audience and farewell to the faithful. pope benedict xvi and his last ride in the popemobile and the last public speech. never has there been a bigger crowd. the church has had joy and light, he says, and also it has had difficult moments. the crowd arrived from all over the world and three students from santa barbara were there. >> a monumental time, no pope resigned the way he has. it is something we have to see. >> tomorrow, pope benedict will retire to quiet prayer and meditation and it will be captured live by 26 vatican cameras. the spectators are full of devotion but pope benedict
of misconduct allegations and will not be part of the upcoming election. anne thompson has more from the vatican. >> reporter: even in his final days as pope, scandal continue to dog his papacy and the church. headlines of blackmail and conspiracy that the vatican vehement denies. american cardinal roger mahoney has so far ignored calls to stay home from the conclave to choose the next pope because of his conduct about abusive priests. >> if someone has erred in some way or another it doesn't stop their judgment in other matters. >> reporter: today cardinal o'brien resigned after being accused by three priests and a former priest of inappropriate behavior going back to the 1980s. ugly headlines that one vatican watcher says will shake the deliberations of the conclave. >> some of this is politics, but other parts of it are long delayed reckoning with problems that require facing and correcting in the church. >> reporter: despite the controversy, st. peter's square still felt like a well behaved mosh pit during benedict's final blessing. they came to say thank you to the pontiff speaking from his
-year-old will spend his days praying in a vatican city monastery. though he has cited age as the reason for his retirement, an italian newspaper suggests something more controversial: they say a network of gay priests at the vatican is being blackmaled by male prostitutes. >> a los angeles cardinal who will help elect the next pope is being questioned about pedophile priests during his time as the city's archbishop. church documents suggest cardinal roger mahony knew priests were sexually abusing children. but went out of his way to protect the priests from prosecution. mahony spent several hours in a deposition on saturday, answering questions about the sex abuse scandal. a petition effort is underway to keep mahony from being allowed to vote for the next pope. >> san francisco celebreated the year of the snake is a big way. as chinese new year celebrations took center stage in san francisco saturday night. this is video of the grand finale of the celebration. the colorful dragon wrapping up the parade. there and shows us the spectacle of the largest new year celebration outside of chi
the vatican over night as the pope gets ready to step down. >>> relive from sunnyvale where yahoo will put a controversial policy in place. >>> i thank everyone in the movie, worked on the movie, did anything on this movie. >> hollywood wraps up its award season. ktvu channel 2 news continues. >>> we are ready. good morning it's monday, february 25th i'm dave clark. >> and i'm pam cook. thank you for joining us. it's warm. it will warmer. >> by the e. of the week. the end of the week looks really warm. there is no rain in sight that is for sure. temperatures 30s and 40s. still cold inland for some. weak little system there just a few high clouds. maybe patchy low clouds. 50s to mid 60s. here is sal. >>> all right. we have an injury accident in san francisco at the corner of lake mersaid and sunset. we'll tell you about 80 westbound as you drive on the east shore freeway getting busy. bay bridge also getting busier as we get after 6:00. another update soon. now back to the desk. >>> thank you, sal. we begin with developing news this morning. a coast guard is searching for four family member
. >> reporter: closed door vatican discussions about the allegations. the church calls the report false. >> it is focused on scandals in the church. again some, have been very, very real. nobody is denying them. the focus only goes to that we are deflected to what the church is supposed to be. >> reporter: the pope smiled and stepped back from his studio window for the last time. 1.2 billion catholics are waiting to see who is elected next. back to you. >>> up next, we have your ticket to the red carpet on hollywood's biggest night. who the fan favorites are at tonight's oscars. >>> sticker shock at the gas pump, how much the cost of a gallon of gas has jumped, why and when we might see the prices to fall again academy awards in hollywood. if you're watching k-p-i-x 5 instead of the oscars, we thank you for choosing us. but in case you're wondering what went on -- on the red carpet, cbs reporter bigad shaban shows us. the red carpet is out and >>> tonight is the oscars. in case you are wondering what went on the red carpet, we have it. >> reporter:
ago as he prepares to leave the vatican. he met with the cardinals for the last time today as head of the catholic church and said he would pray for them in the coming days and weeks. the pope will leave the palace for the last time and fly to the retreat in a little more than three hours. at 8:00 a.m. our time st. mary's cathedral in san francisco will celebrate a mass of thanksgiving in on of the pope. the resignation takes effect at 1:00 this morning our time. stay with abc7 news for continuing coverage of the farewell to pope benedict with a special report live from vatican city at 7:45 this morning. >> pg&e is doubling investment in san francisco to address safety concerns and spending $1.2 billion part of the plan to prepare aging infrastructure in the city. this comes after what the head calls "rock bottom" for the utility. the national pipeline explosion that killed eight people and destroyed dozens of home in 2010. livermore police have arrested three teens in cyber bullying case connected to a woman known as the hummer mom. the 44-year-old mother was arrested for parole v
the vatican. but we want to head back to new york and get the rest of the top stories from natalie morales. >> good morning. it's a high-stakes game of chicken in washington with no end in site as $85 billion in budget cuts set to kick in friday. economists are calling for lawmakers to delay the cuts that slash federal programs including defense spending and unemployment benefits. >>> after weeks of partisan bickering, chuck hagel takes his oath of office today. the senate decided to confirm hagel after the gop shut down its filibuster. >>> some 100,000 homes and businesses are without power across the nation's mid section this morning after a winter storm battered residents from texas to kansas for a second time in less than a week. roofs collapsed across the region, under heavy snow killing one person in oklahoma. traffic accidents caused by icy road conditions killed two people in kansas and meantime in a texas panhandle, schools and major highways are closed yet again today. today we'll have much more with al on the forecast in just a moment. new images this morning of the deadly hot a
the world, matt. >> it's the middle of the afternoon, claudio, there in vatican city. s it he a place where tourists and pilgrims gather on a daily bases. any idea the reaction of the people among the street or in the plaza? >> reporter: oh, yeah. we spoke to a number of people here. they saw all of the cameras charging over them. they were there to visit st. peter's square on a quiet monday morning as the tourists do here. they asked us what is going on. nobody really got the news. when they told them pope benedict xvi was redesignisignry didn't know. actually, he can, but obviously, no pope has done that for 700 years. so no wonder people are aware of that. for now on that may change the course of the catholic church in the future as well as pope benedict xvi is setting an example. if you don't have the strength to carry on let someone younger and more strength to carry on the mission. >> it certainly is a monument ool announcement. claudio, thank you very much. >>> this morning we spoke with greg burke the senior communication adviser to the holy see in rome. we began by asking him how m
will be starting in the pole position. >> the vatican is fighting back between the scandal. this morning the story that has the pope's spokesman of accusing people of trying to pick pope benedict's successor. the oscars are tonight and the question remains who is going to win. we will have the various races, who are the potential upsets going into tonight. we will look at that and on a light note it's a canine fat camp. inside a company this is helping to get minnesota's best friend healthy and trim. pet obesity, apparently a big problem in america. one dog at this place lost 25 pounds in three weeks, which would be impressive for humans. and that's all coming up on gma this morning. katie, hope you will be in the audience. >> i hope those canines can have some tips for their two-legged friends. >> especially going into top's oscars viewing party. >> oh, yes, you can be too thin. thanks, dan. >>> >>> this morning there are nearly 400 fewer firearms on the peninsula after a tri-city gun buyback. the event involving palo alto, east palo alto and menlo park was so popular many were turned away. polic
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is good. thank you. >> green is good. >> thanks, liz. >>> the vatican is now answering a couple of lingering questions about this week's retirement of pope benedict xvi. benedict will be known as the emeritus pope and will continue to wear white. as for the upcoming conclave to choose the pope as replacement, los angeles cardinal roger mahony plans to attendee spite allegations he covered up sexual abuse involving clergy. former san francisco archbishop stands by mahoney. >> i believe he should at the conclave and i'm glad to see that he has left and look forward to seeing him there. >> more than 100 cardinals will gather at the vatican starting on thursday. >>> italy's government could have a hard time reaching agreement on the eurozone debt crisis and other issues. no party won a majority in the senate. the political chaos in italy and anxiety over the federal spending cuts took a toll on wall street yesterday. the dow had its biggest one-day drop since november 7. >>> investors will be listening closely to fed chief fed chairman ben bernan
, ktvu channel 2 morning news. >>> the former archbishop is heading to the vatican. what he said he will be looking for when he selects the next pope. >>> we are at a park that has become a hotbed for criminal activity. we will tell you what police are doing because it's right across the street from a school. >>> they are just now clearing and they are watching a live look at the paramedics taking the subject away. . >>> good morning, cold for some, not too bad for others, but everyone gets sunshine and temperatures continue to warm up. a few mid-50s to upper 50s. >>> here is a quick look at some of the top stories we are following. police are searching for a deadly hit-and-run car. it happened at 1:00 a.m. near monterey road and bellevue avenue. police say a woman was crossing the street when she was hit by a car and the car sped away. they are helping police in a major oakland homicide investigation. they made two arrests after a marathon standoff which happened hours ago this morning. s.w.a.t. teams surrounded the house which shut down surrounding streets. >>> across the board fe
. the vatican announced today the pope is resigning. pope benedict the 16th says his advanced age and deteriorating health in the past few months as in the month. >> the manhunt for the former l.a. cop accused of killing three people continues this morning. the latest on the search for christopher dorner , straight ahead. today we are around the seasonal average. the warming trend for all locations will be for the next couple of days. thursday into friday temperatures will be flirting with the 70 degree mark. >> i will look to your 7 day around the bay in my next report. >> not tracking any hot spot good conditions around the bay area here is the bay bridge. and my would ba a moderp with 16 minute drive times. >> the commute looks good for your ride on the peninsula and for the north bay. mark. >> the big announcement coming from the vatican announcing the pope is resigning. pope benedictus extinct says his advanced age in deteriorating health in the past few months contributed to his decision to step aside at the end of the month. >> this is an historic move. the last zero to res
in israeli custody. >>> the vatican is now answering a couple of key questions about this week's retirement of pope benedict xvi. there are some issues that haven't been dealt with in 6 centuries. the vatican announced today benedict xvi will be known now as emeritus pope. he will continue to wear white. as for the upcoming conclave to choose the pope's replacement, los angeles cardinal roger mahony plans to attend, despite allegations he covered up sex abuse involving clergy. a former san francisco archbishop stands by him. >> i believe he should be at the conclave and i'm glad to see he has left and look forward to seeing him there. >> more than 100 cardinals will gather at the vatican starting on thursday. >>> 6:40 now. from smartphones to tablets, which products are getting the biggest buzz at this year's mobile world congress. brian cooley will talk about it. >> plus the bald eagle has landed. why this escaped bay area zoo bird was saved just in time. >> how about the market? opened just a few minutes ago. the early numbers, after fal
and the sisters and the nuns. >> the pope will resign february 28. the vatican hopes to have the next pope joined by easter. >> there is an merge meeting in response to north korea's latest nuclear test. the closed door meeting will begin at 6:00 our time. the north korea said they detonated a nuclear device at a test site. at the same time, an earthquake was detected in the area with a magnitude between 4.9 and 5.2. nato is calling the test irresponsible and a vie haitian of u.n. security council actions^. >> president obama will give his state of the union address tonight and will push for additional government spending to promote manufacturing, education, clean energy, and infrastructure. he will warn congress to avoid the automatic spending cuts in defense and education taking place march one. you can watch the president's state of the union address live on abc7 and at abc7news.com starting tonight at 6:00. senator rubio of florida will deliver the republican response. >> tunnel in richmond is closed after the discovery of serious structural problems. the main route to point richmond. on frid
crowds greeted him with a standing ovation at the vatican. he presided over the first weekly general audience and told thousands gathered he is stepping down for "the good of the church." the 85-year-old will celebrate ash wednesday mass for the beginning of lent at st. peter's. he announced he is resigning for health reasons. >> president obama is headed to north carolina to rally support for the job creation and economic proposals he unveiled in the "state of the union" address. he said he wants congress to focus on improving voting procedures, raising minimum wages and lowering energy use. corporate profits have skyrocketed while wages have barely budged saying now is the time for comprehensive tax reform. >> a tax code that lowers incentives to move job overseas and lowers tax jobs for manufacturers jobs here in the united states of america, that is what tax reform can deliver and what we can do together. >> in the republican response, senator rubio of florida said more government will not help people get ahead. >> tax increases and deficit spending you propose will hurt middle c
church. moments ago the vatican announced new details about the pope's life after he steps down. let's get to nbc's anne thompson at the vatican this morning. anne, good morning to you. >> reporter: good morning, savannah. we now know what pope benedict will be called once he retires. if you run into him, you address him as his holiness, pope benedict xvi, or roman pontiff emeritus. he won't wear the white cape you've seen him wear as pope. and then those shoes that he's so very fond of, well, they go. he will have to switch to brown shoes. we understand he'll wear a pair he was given on a trip to mexico. all of those details are coming out as the world gets a glimpse of the sometimes ugly gamesmanship that goes on in this beautiful setting. cardinal keith o'brien, briton's highest ranking catholic and its only vote in the upcoming papal conclave is staying away, accused of improper behavior with four young priests going back to the 1980s, detailed in a british newspaper sunday that o'brien denied. monday, pope benedict accepted o'brien's resignation, which he offered months ago, to
-- vatican new details on selecting the pope. the cardinals will be summoned to the vatican on friday, with the first official meeting on monday to decide when to hold a conclave to select a new pope. we learned that pope benedict will keep the title of "his holiness" after he resigns. >> a top superintendent valley c.e.o. and former republican candidate for government is changing her position on same-sex marriage. h.p. c.e.o. whitman is saying proposition eight in california should be overturned. "new york times" reports that whitman signed a legal brief urging gay people have a constitutional right to marriage. she supported proposition 8 during the campaign if governor in 2010. other prominent republicans who signed the brief that will go to the supreme court include former presidential candidate huntsman, former new jersey governor whitman, and former massachusetts governors weld and swift. the supreme court is set to hear arguments on whether proposition eight is constitutional next month. >> from egypt, 18 foreign tourists are confirmed dead after a hot air balloon crashed in on
now, we will move on to the developing news from oakland or new developments from the vatican. we have learned new details of the efforts to select a new pope, the details are the dean of the college will summon the cardinals to the vatican on friday, a day after the pope officially steps down and the cardinals first official meeting is held monday, march 4, and we have elevenned that pope benedict will keep the title of his holiness after he resigned. in egypt this morning, at least 18 foreign tourists are confirmed dead after a hot air balloon crashed in the waste tourism accidents in the history of the country. a bay area man took these photos before the crash. he says he was in another balloon when it happened. according to officials this was a fire and an explosion before the balloon plunged several hundred feet from the sky. residents of japan, france, and britain are among the dead. >> several schools are canceling student trips to south america after a young bay area couple disappeared while traveling through peru. jamie neal and gator hand were on a south american bicycle tour
to low 50s. >> new, the vatican is rushing to select a replacement for the pope. the 85-year-old announced he will step down at the end of the month. the vatican is now racing the possibility that cardinals from across the world could gather as soon as march 15th for the election. a date for the earliest possible under current rules would require a 15 to 20 day waiting period. >> one man sunday arrest and charged with the murders of two coast guard employees. james michael wells is a accused of killing the two men at the coast guard station. this is just off the coast of alaska. wells also from the island was arrested yesterday. no further details ability the investigation. >>> two 5th graders facing charges for allegedly plotting to kill a classmate. court documents reveal they brought a gun and knife to school in washington. they reportedly targeted a girl who made fun of them. police say one of them planned to kill her with the knife while the other used the gun to keep people away. the boys due back in court next week. >> overnight lawmakers in colorado preliminary, ap
. tall weighing 180 lbs.. >> with just two days until he officially retires, the vatican says the pope benedict the 16th will keep the title as his holiness and will be called pontiffs emeritus . benedictus surprise the world when he announced earlier this month that he would retire effective on thursday. the catholic church is cardinal will meet at the vatican to collect a successor. they're trying to hold a conclave before march 15th, with the hope that a new pope can be chosen before march 17th. it or to have a pope in place for the holy week leading up to easter march 31st. >> watching gas prices this morning as they continue to rise, ever so slightly all across the nation. the national average is $3.78 a gallon. the state of california average is $4.23 a gallon. in san francisco $4.25. in oakland $4.17. in san jose $4.18 said. >> it is 736 cenow we will be back with more in a couple of minutes. a lot of sunshine at the golden gate bridge. it will get more beautiful. get out and enjoy that by all means if you can. we will be right back. get whatever you want, baby. hmm. let's just
in vatican city. pope benedictus the 16th is in the final hours of his tenure. we will have a live report coming up in just a bit. >> first let us to update on weather and traffic. we will begin with the forecast spirit erica, good morning. >> good morning james it is a warmer start to the morning than yesterday's. yesterday's we were at the freezing mark was of the '20s and vallejo. but the case today 45 in fairfield. upper '40's and san francisco. oakland waking up to 52. >> a warming trend will continue into the afternoon. i will talk about how warmer with it in my next report. >> good morning george. >> good morning erica we're monitoring a light ride around the bay no hot spot this morning. a quick bridge check and a look at the bay bridge westbound. >> you will find for the bay area light traffic for 580 and highway 4 in the west bound direction. there is a quick commute check. light for the south bay peninsula and north bay ride spirit and the south bay there is an accident near summit it is on 17 and the north bound direction. >> thank you george. a city in shock after two officer
of reflection and prayer in a monastery. it sounds like the vatican will move very quickly to pick a new pope. it could happen by easter. it's so rare for one to step down- the vatican isn't even sure what to call benedict maybe "bishop emeritus of rome." >> at this time tomorrow. president obama will deliver his first state of the union kron4's dan kerman has a preview of some controversial topics he's expected to discuss. >> reporter: the president is expected to discuss the need to release the debt ceiling and gun-control is another key reason. since we expect him to continue his requirement for background checks. victims themselves have been in fight did and in the house gallery. in fact, the family of the chicago teenager will sit with the first lady. and if the economy could not teach your interest? they're also expected to speak about immigration reform. a pathway of citizenship for all leavened illegal 11--11 illegal immigrants 11 million -- illegal immigrants. and to pare down the amount of troops in afghanistan. dan kerman, kron 4. >> and a reminder, you can watch the president's s
the vatican's plans to elect a new pope in the wake of pope benedict's surprise decision to retire at the end of the month. rich richard engel is live in the vatican city. >> reporter: it's an act of humility and encourage to make way for a younger man. 24 hours later there's still shock in the vatican city. >> shocked. disappointed. sad. >> reporter: this morning roman catholics, tourists, even some church officials wondered if this can be a moment to revitalize the church after pope benedict xvi's unexpected decision to step down. >> personally i didn't agree with a lot of the things he believed and prepared. >> this will bring change for the church. >> reporter: in making his announcement the 85-year-old pontiff who has been looking frail asked for forgiveness. i have to recognize my incapacity to adequately fulfill the min nus stri entrusted to me he told a gathering of cardinals in latin saying his advanced age forced the decision. just hours later these images circulated around the world. these are unusual times for the vatican. the last time a pope abdicated under similar circumstances
down as the head of the catholic church. >> daughter is a faithful flooded to the vatican today to see the pope. he thanked them in several languages and said he does not have the strength required to carry on. >> the vatican insisted no serious medical ailment was behind decision, though he had meant for the first time that the pope has had a pacemaker for years, and recently had the batterers replaced. kennedy also celebrate and ash wednesday mass marking the beginning thelent. >> coming oup on the kron 4 morning news pittsburgh police i'm is getting an overnight officer of shooting. a live report is coming up at 5:31 a.m.. burgeon america is offering a new nonstop service out of san francisco that at 5:40 a.m.. plus, a bay area surgeon that the sec charges--sex charges surgeon that the sec charges--sex charges involving a miwell, well, well. growing up, we didn't have u-verse. we couldn't record four shows at the same time. in my day, you were lucky if you could record two shows. and if mom was recording her dumb show and dad was recording his dumb show then, by george, that's all w
to the vatican alleging o'brien acted inappropriately towards them. he will skip the conclave to elect the new pope next month. the conclave will start soon. today pope benedict issued a change in the rules to get around the usual 15-day delay. >>> east bay authorities are telling their version of why mc hammer was arrested. the alameda county sheriff says the car hammer was in had expired tags and belonged to another person. hammer reportedly reacted angrily to a request for proof of ownership and refused to step out of the car. he was arrested thursday in dublin for obstructing a police officer. hammer says he was racially profiled. >>> plenty of new tips about investigators about the prime minister suspect in the las vegas strip shooting. police are looking for 26-year- old ammar harris. they say he shot and killed aspiring rapper kenneth cherry who was an oakland native. ever since harris was identified as the prime suspect, tips have been pouring in. police found his range rover over the weekend. >>> a man who managed to fight off an armed robbe
usually kept for life. as you look live at the vatican tonight the catholic church is lacking for new leader. 7 news before jon alston has the story. >> it was the moment that caught millions of catholic faithful completely off guard. the pope announced a ceremony that at age 85 he could not continue on. >> today decision by benedict the 16th came as a huge surprise to me and i think to everyone in rome. >> i was shock. >> there water an identical reaction at st. mary's college where tonight the pope got prayers from those who gather for mass at the chapel. some students hope he open as dialogue on issues like married priest and same sex marriage. i do believe a lot of the traditions and stand that we have in the church but i think we definitely need to move forward. >> i don't know if i necessarily a priest but more respect in authority and power for women in the church the lay women. >> he was criticized for handling the sex scandal that cost the church nearly 3 billion dollars. they hope this will bring accountability. >> i can hope it's an opportunity for church to demonstrate
for life. as you look live at the vatican tonight the catholic church is lacking for new leader. 7 news before jon alston has the story. >> it was the moment that caught millions of catholic faithful completely off guard. the pope announced a ceremony that at age 85 he could not continue on. >> today decision by benedict the 16th came as a huge surprise to me and i think to everyone in rome. >> i was shock. >> there water an identical reaction at st. mary's college where tonight the pope got prayers from those who gather for mass at the chapel. some students hope he open as dialogue on issues like married priest and same sex marriage. i do believe a lot of the traditions and stand that we have in the church but i think we definitely need to move forward. >> i don't know if i necessarily a priest but more respect in authority and power for women in the church the lay women. >> he was criticized for handling the sex scandal that cost the church nearly 3 billion dollars. they hope this will bring accountability. >> i can hope it's an opportunity for church to demonstrate morale authorit
with a standing ovation the scene vatican. he marked the first day of lent with the weekly address telling thousands he is stepping down for the good of the work. the 85-year-old will celebrate ab wednesday map at st. peter's. >> barry bonds will ask a court in san francisco to overturn his conviction. a panel will hear arguments from his attorneys at the 9th circuit court of appeals at 9:30 this morning and they have argued that bonds was convicted if giving a rambling answer that had nothing do with a grand jury probe in the steroid scandal but prosecutors say he gave evasive answers when he testified in 2003 about the use of performance-enhancing drugs. >> a uc santa cruz student was shot in the head at a bus stop. the 21-year-old victim said he snuck up behind her and told her to empty the pockets. she d but the suspect shot her anyway, and she thought she was hit with the rifle but found out she actually had been shot with a small caliber bullet. >> coming up first, the commute that could soon get more expensive for thousands of passengers and how much more a bart ticket could cost yo
. >>> developing news from the vatican, he is the leader of the new church. >>> and from the white house, a respected journalists what bob said about the president and sequester tracing -- and sequestering which led to a heated exchange. . >>> good morning. thank you for waking up with us. this is ktvu channel 2 morning news >> so we have a little bit of rain? >> yes. >> there was a little bit santa rosa to ukiah, 40s and 50s for the lows, here is sal. >>> this is a look at the sunole grade, southbound 680 traffic is moving well off to a good start, we are off to a good start in just minutes, now let's go back to the desk. >>> santa cruz officers will start going back to work, two veteran officers are killed in the line of duty and we are trying to find out how that deadly tragedy unfolded. tara, good morning. >>> good morning, that memorial continues to grow for those two fallen officers and they are sitting here on the cement, flowers, well wishers also adorn the spot. this is an area for officers who have been shell shocked and more details about the deadly tragedy are coming to
later in the show. right now we want to go to vatican city in rome where nbc's anne thompson has more on the first appearance from pope benedict xvi since his announcement that he's stepping down at the end of the month. good morning to you. >> reporter: good morning, matt. this is ash wednesday. it's usually a somber day in the catholic church. there's a celebratory air here in vatican city as the pope begins what some are calling his farewell tour. this morning, the public getting its first chance to express their appreciation for pope benedict since announcing his abdication. with the end of his papacy days away. a church famous for its rituals, vatican officials are working without a script as benedict moves into retirement. what are you going to call pope benedict once he steps down? >> i don't think he will be the pope emeritus. one of his other titles is the bishop of rome. he will probably be the americas bishop of rome. >> reporter: showed a flare for fashion, earning the nickname the prada pope. this monastery is being renovated for pope benedict. it will have a library for
celebrate ash wednesday at the vatican. he told the congregation he's stepping down for the good of the church. he cited his frail health. ash wednesday marks the beginning of lent. the catholic church plans to have a new hope in place by easter, the end of lent. >>> well, back here at home, san francisco is selling the naming rights to port properties. it's a fund-raising pitch to help pay for the yacht race. they may be able to sponsor some of the san francisco port properties in order to cover their costs. the city, by the way, is on the hook for as much as $32 million. >>> 7:38. the bay bridge toll authority could approve funding today for a big celebration for the opening of the new eastern span of the new bay bridge. the plan calls for a one-way bridge walk on labor day weekend. there's also talk of a half marathon, fireworks and even a concert. the party would cost $5.5 million. the toll authority will also consider a $31 million security system for the new bridge today. >>> 7:38. let's go back to sal. sal, you didn't tell me there would be fog out there. >> well, steve di
retires, the vatican released pope benedict the 16th will keep the title his holiness the will be title pontiffemeritus . been a big surprise the world and the announced earlier this month that he would retire effective on thursday. the catholic church's carter will meet at the vatican to elect a successor. the election is expected to start sometime in march. >> this is out of wichita kansas when they have a lot of snow on the ground and more on the way. a lot of of snow on the ground and more on the way. a lot of snow expected to co thyou eat less...ing weiyou lose weight.et. it's a great plan... until you get hungry. that's the time to take slimful. one tasty 90-calorie slimful and a glass of water satisfies hunger for hours making it easier to eat smaller meals, and resist snacking. your friends might think you found the secret to losing weight. but it's no secret... it's slimful. eating less is a beautiful thing. >> good morning. 4:55 is the time. >> '60s for today the same for tomorrow. friday a lot of sunshine. los seventies. we will see mid-70's in some locations for friday afte
he steps down, he lob the first pontiff to do so in 600 years. cardinal levada leaves for the vatican today to help choose the new pope. he will be among the 117 cardinals voting on the replacement for pope benedict xvi. yesterday, he talked about some of the qualities he would be looking for in the next pope. >> a man of prayer, a man of peace, a person who has shown qualities of leadership either through his work in the nature of the archdiocese in the world or possibly through heading a department or perhaps more ideally a combination of those things. >> the cardinals hope to elect a new hope before the start of holy week which begins march 24th. the pope changed the rules of the conclave, a group of cardinals who will choose the new pope allowing them to move up the start date before the usual 15-day period between the start of the conclave. it was one of his last acts before stepping down on thursday. >>> in walnut creek, five senior citizens at a care facility that caught fire have been moved to a new location. this comes after the fire broke out at the senior care facility on b
left in the pappus, paul benedict assisting is holding five of your audience today at the vatican. meliss raney tells us what is expected. >> on thursday morning pope benedict will meet with cardinals and write a helicopter to his summer home near rome. at 8:00 p.m. local time his pepsi will in. >> details averaghave emerged about his future. it will keep the name benedictus. >> he will have to give up his distinctive red shoes. it is the prerogative of the pole vault where the red shoes. when benedictus no longer the pope he will have to give up the shoes. >> he will no longer be protected by the swiss guards. he will have that in police protection. as soon as monday cardinals will began the process of electing a new pope. >> two-thirds majority is the next pontiff. >> a vatican spokesperson said the decision could come within days. >> i am melisa raney. >> back here in the bay area san francisco 49 is about to make their new 1.2 billion stadium in santa clara the greenest in the nfl. the team announced tuesdaysome powee official solar technology partner of the 49ers and the new
to dorner. >> the vatican is admitting the pope had secret surgery to replace a pace maker battery. pope benedict will not take part in choosing the successor and appointed most of the cardinals would will choose the next pope with the largest bloc coming from europe. many who gather for mass in the bay area last night prayed for the pope. and students hope the next pontiff opens a dialogue on issues like married priests and same-sex marriage. >> i believe in a lost the traditions that we have in the church but we need to move forward. >> i don't know about married priests but more respect and authority and power for the women in the church including the nuns and lay women. >> the people will step february 28. >> the u.n. security council is gathering for an emergency meeting this morning to discuss north korea's latest nuclear test. the closed door session is scheduled to begin in just under half an hour at 6:00 our time. this morning, north korea announced they tested a minute that tuesdayed nuclear device, and an earthquake measuring up to 5.2 was registered in the morning this mornin
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his blessing in vatican city as the rumors swirled over his sudden resignation. >> the pope gave thanks to the crowd of 100,000 in saint peter's square. on thursday pope benedict will become the first to resign in 600 years. he will live in a monistary. the pontif is stepping down because of a sex and blackmail scandal that is about to be made public. a man connected to the catholic church's sex scandal is on his way to rome to help pick the successor. cardinal roger mahoney tweeted he will keep followers informed of the proceedings. this morning mahoney spent hours being deposed on a sex abuse alaskan del that -- on a sex abuse scandal on his watch. he has apologized for his actions. >>> a reward has been set up for a missing bay area couple traveling in peru. abc7 news reporter lilian kim with more on that story. >> it has been a month since thib has heard from them. and the co-workers are now taking action. they set up a reward fund that has grown to $3,000 for information leading to the couple's whereabouts. the flyers were posted in peru where they seemingly disappeared with
.. >> with just two days so he officially retires, the vatican released pope benedictus 16th will keep as the title is telling as a will be called upon to of all marriages. but it did surprise the world announced earlier this month that he would retire effective on thursday. the catholic church as part of will meet in an adam and to elect a successor. election is expected to start sometime march. >> wasn't as prizes as morning as they continue to rise ever so slightly across the nation. the national average is morning sitting at $3.78 a gallon while the average and is that california's of the $4.23 for regular gallon of gas. >> and the south bay and taxpayers have to foot the bill to pay for road repairs and san jose. this is an example more than 307 5 mi. of city streets that are not rated to be in poor condition. repairs the cause of hundred million dollars a year, more than five times the current budget. next month as the council will consider options that include raising taxes or a bond measure that could cost average homeowner $100 a year. here is some reaction from those of trave
is in vatican city. allen, good morning. >> reporter: good morning, charlie. how soon will the conclave begin? by both law and tradition the cardinals can't talk openly about it until one day after ben fikt officially leaves office. the cardinals want to get on with the job of choosing a new pope as soon as possible. major issue plaguing them will be the sex abuse scandals but they must be dealt with in the view of u.s. cardinal james staff ford stafford who is too old to vote in the conclave. >> if it means to be despised which in many ways it does mean when they accept that. >> reporter: you also have to overcome that to get people back into the church rebuild image. >> we rebuild the image by accepting the reality we're living in and not being angry and not being defensive. >> reporter: how it affects the choice of a new pope will never be known. the penalty for anyone involved in the conclave who breaks the oath of secrecy including technicians and even housekeepers used to be decided by the group. benedict changes that to ex-communication. it was issued almost at t
'll have more on the oscars in a bit. we're following other big stories out of the vatican this morning, including the pope's decision to change some rules used to select his replacement. let's get to anne thompson. >> good morning. there's lots of breaking news here. first of all the pope has given the cardinals permission to move up the start date of conclave, which will choose his successor. secondly, a cardinal who's been in the headlines for the last 24 hours for all the wrong reasons, he decides to resign and says he's not coming to the conclave. all of this is happening while the faithful celebrate the end of benedict's papacy, while scandal and intrigue engulf some of the men who will choose the next pope. even in his final days as pope, scandal continues to dog benedict's papacy and the church. italian newspapers headline rumors of blackmail and conspiracy that the vatican vehemently denies. american cardinal roger mahony has ignored calls to stay home from a conclthat chooses the next pope because of his role protecting abusive priests. scottish cardinal keith o'brien, who com
see there, 150,000 people showed up. benedict will retire on february 28th. the vatican said they will try to choose a new pope sooner than expected so a pope will be in place by holy week. >> they are considering landmark legislation on immigration reform. >> they have a draft proposal from the white house and allow illegal immigrants to become permanent residents within eight years. >> there are 11 million illegal immigrants and they could apply for a newly created is visa. and provide more security funding by the immigration status of the new hires. >> a woman is in the hospital after being hit by a muni bus. >> it happened yesterday afternoon at lake merced boulevard. and the person had serious injuries. the muni driver is undergoing standard drug and alcohol tests. >> they are missing so much work and costing the agency millions of dollars. the san francisco examiner reports one in eight park workers does not show up to work each day. >> train open raters and station agents have the most unscheduled absences. bart has to pay other workers overtime to fill in: it is $14
will choose their new leader. >> there are a few hints about what will happen next at the vatican. it was hinted there will be a new poll by easter. easter is the 31st of march. they wanted the 18 members of cardinal to gather in rome and elect a new pope. they also say the college of cardinals will not convene while the pope is still in office. the cardinals will not join the conclave before march 1st. the election process can be short. it no longer takes weeks for the college of congress to gather. they could arrive early in march. what is missing is the pope resignations. of morning. it is still an open question whether the cardinals will immediately gather and go into the conclave or take a few days to get in the mood for collecting a pope. >> also on cleared without a morning. would there be time for the quiet gathering of cardinals which happened in the past to allow them to size up the measure of their fellow cardinals. >> perhaps they will come to some early conclusions about the one among them who will best serve the church. >> they convene in the sistine chapel and the d
is to show there is bipartisan support for same-sex marriage. >>> as the vatican prepares for the process of selecting a new pope, there's growing controversy over whether a los angeles cardinal should be part of the conclave. roger mahony was strip of his duties last month at the largest catholic in the u.s. that was after documents show mahoney and other search officials hid accusations against child-molesting priests. >> mahoney is the flavor of the month. this case is very recent. but there may be others who also had some problems with the administration of sexual abuse cases in their diocese. >> the papal conclave is expected to meet sometime in march. 117 cardinals will have to agree on a two-thirds majority to elect the new pope. yesterday, mahoney posted a tweet indicating he will take part in the conclave. >>> and we're hearing that an american cardinal is considered one of the possible candidates for the new pope. shawn o'malley has been mentioned frequently in the italian press. there's never been an american pope. in fact, they've all been european. this time around, cardinals
and war 1937 to 1948. >>> the pope is not only leaving the vatican but he is leaving twitter behind. the pope is set to close his the on february 27th the day before he officially steps down as pope. the pope only opened his account two and a half months ago and he has been tweeting in nine languages ever since. generating about 2 million followers. >> the east oakland boxing association has received a donation that's a real knock out. the east oakland boxing association has helped hundreds of young boxers over the past 25 years. yesterday the golden state warrior carl landry said he is teaming up with the good sports sporting good chain and they have donating more than $10,000 in sports and gym equipment. >> any time you can interact with the community and give back to the people that give -- are supporting you and cheering for you while you are ono the floor. it feels good. >> reporter: the money will help them in their fight for survival. they have been dealing a drastic funding short fall. >>> the two women set to make history in mma. >> authorities in santa clara want your h
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